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Symposium of Sustainability, Bridge 2019 International Conference


From 17 to 19/9/2019


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Building resilience in a dynamic global economy

The goals of the "Symposium of Sustainability Bridge 2019 International Conference: building resilience in a dynamic global economy, complexity in the water-food-energy nexus in Brazil" are:

  • Allow universities around the world a chance to present their works (curricular innovation, research, activities, extensions and practical projects) regarding security and consumption of energy, water and food; sustainable development, energetic efficiency and renewable energy;
  • Promote an exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in executing projects, using initiatives of success and good practices regarding technological changes in the Brazilian energy sector and its impacts in land use, food, water and greenhouse gas emissions;
  • Discuss methodological approaches and projects to integrate studies on the water, energy and food nexus in supporting projects and implementing action plans in communities and rural areas;
  • Highlight the importance of innovation in generating technologies and promoting sustainable development;
  • Promote permanent exchanges in knowledge between participants in the conference on the water, energy and food links and sustainable development;
  • Establish a cooperation in research between participating universities on Bridge, to contribute for a scientific collaboration on sustainable development.

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The Symposium of Sustainability, Bridge 2019 International Conference will be held from 17ndto 19thSeptember 2019. The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

From 13 until 16h: Accreditation.
From 14 until 16h: Sessions.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

8h30: Opening ceremony with Benny Dembitzer, part of the team that won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985 and Managing Director at Grassroots Africa.
Where: Atrium, University City of Pedra Branca.

Morning: Sessions.
Afternoon: Sessions.
Evening: Sessions.

Thursday, 19 September 2019

All day: Technical visits and closing session.

Profile of the participants

  • Teaching staff at institutes of higher education;
  • Management staff of universities;
  • Researchers;
  • Students;
  • Project officers and consultants;
  • Local authorities and government members;
  • Members of NGOs.

Bridge 2019+

Furthermore, another goal on this project will be to document and share the wealth of experiences on climate change research happening in today’s universities. For that purpose, a peer-reviewed publication called “Links Between Water, Energy and Food in the Context of Strategies for Climate Change Mitigation” will be published, with selected articles in English language. This publication will be a part of the awarded “Climate Change Sustainability Series” (launched in 2008), published by Springer, one of the world’s largest scientific publishers in the world.

Another two books will be published by Editora Unisul, including selected articles (in English or Portuguese) presented in the conference. These articles will be peer-reviewed, so it is asked that authors will certify that their manuscripts will be up with the highest international standards of quality.


Organizing institutions

  • Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina (Unisul);
  • University of Cambridge;
  • Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany Manchester;
  • Metropolitan University, Reino Unido;
  • Centro de Desenvolvimento Sustentável (Greens), Unisul;
  • Cambridge Centre for Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Governance (Ceenrg);
  • Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP);
  • University of Exeter Open University United Kingdom.

International scientific committee

Joint Chairmanship

  • José Baltazar Salgueirinho Osório de Andrade Guerra, doctor (Unisul, Brazil);
  • Jorge Viñuales, doctor (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom);
  • Jean-Francois Mercure, doctor (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom);
  • Walter Leal, doctor (REGSA, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany and Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom)
  • Pablo Salas, doctor (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom);.

Organizers (Unisul)

  • José Baltazar Salgueirinho Osório de Andrade Guerra, Unisul, Brazil
  • Celso Lopes de Albuquerque, Unisul, Brazil
  • Rafael Avila Faraco, Unisul, Brazil
  • Zacaria Alexandre Nassar, Unisul, Brazil
  • João Marcelo Pereira Ribeiro Knabben, Unisul, Brazil
  • Issa Ibrahim Berchin, Unisul, Brazil
  • Ana Valquiria Jonck, Unisul, Brazil
  • André Borchardt Deggau, Unisul, Brazil
  • Brenda Caroline Geraldo Castro, Unisul, Brazil
  • Gabriélli do Livramento Gonçalves, Unisul, Brazil
  • Giovanna Guilhen, Unisul, Brazil
  • Gisele Mazon, Unisul, Brazil
  • Isabela Blasi Valduga, Unisul, Brazil
  • Jéssica de Souza Mauro, Unisul, Brazil
  • Jonas Schneider, Unisul, Brazil
  • Samara da Silva Neiva, Unisul, Brazil
  • Stephane Louise BocaSanta, Unisul, Brazil
  • Wellyngton Silva de Amorim, Unisul, Brazil

How to submit an abstract/paper

Researchers are invited to submit an abstract/paper:

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  • Deadline for submission of papers: entries closed

Both the abstract and full paper should be submitted by email before the aforementioned deadline to:

Paper themes+

  • Brazil and its current energy, food and water use and availability;
  • Technological change of the Brazilian energy sector, and its impact on land use changes, food, water and greenhouse gas emissions;
  • Policy responses to energy, food and water conflicting demand;
  • The impact of renewable energy on climate change;
  • Renewable electricity micro-generation;
  • Information, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development;
  • Solar energy;
  • Wind power energy;
  • Hydro power energy;
  • Bioclimatic and green architecture;
  • Law and environment;
  • Energy efficiency;
  • Renewable energy technologies;
  • Energy management;
  • Sustainable development;
  • Bioenergy and biofuels; and
  • Entrepreneurship, social and environmental responsibility.

Guidelines for the preparation of the abstract+

An abstract should be no more than 200 words in length, and should contain:

  • the title of the paper;
  • the author(s) name(s);
  • Full contact details need to be provided (author’s address, affiliation and email address);
  • rationale and aims of the paper and some of its results;
  • keywords (up to five).

Please remember:

  • General descriptions of broader contexts should be avoided;
  • Abstracts should be written in the third person;
  • Full contact details need to be provided (author’s address, affiliation and email address);
  • Author(s) whose abstracts have been accepted, will receive further details about how to submit their full papers.

Guidelines for the preparation of the paper+

Papers should be in Word format, including figures and tables. Research papers can be up to 4.000 words in length (not including references). The layout and style to be followed are below:

  • Title: 14pt. Times New Roman; bold
  • Author(s) Name(s): 10 pt
  • Address and Affiliation: 10 pt
  • Abstract: 12 pt
  • Keywords: 10 pt
  • Main Text: 12 pt., Spacing Single
  • Headings: 12pt bold type, not indented
  • Subheadings: 12pt bold type, not indented
  • Paragraphs: new paragraphs are not indented, but are preceded by a line of space
  • Figures/tables: Title 9 pt
  • Units of measurement: SI system; and
  • References: 12 pt; Harvard style

Note: all images, tables, graphics should be in a high resolution/definition and available in black and white.

Address & contact

Bridge 2019 – Brasil
Unisul, Unidade Adolfo Melo
Rua Adolfo Melo, nº 34 - Centro
88015-090 - Florianópolis - SC - Brasil

Phone: +55 48 3279 1927